Basic Needs | Impact | Philanthropy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Fighting Homelessness – One Person, One Cup, One Neighborhood at a Time

This holiday season, you can double your impact on the fight against homelessness! When you give to United Way between December 1-31, 2019, The Starbucks Foundation will match it, up to $200,000.   United Way is one of three...

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United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

America’s Favorite Charity

United Way Again Named America’s Favorite Charity by Chronicle of Philanthropy This week, two of the top philanthropy trade media publications released their annual rankings of America’s charities.  United Way was ranked #1 in the Chronicle of Philanthropy...

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United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Addressing Barriers to Saving

UWBA Brings Community Partners Together to Discuss Work That Is Addressing Barriers to Saving Over the last year, United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has been working with United Ways of California to spread the word about CalSavers, a...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area

Measuring Social Impact Using Innovative Tools

UWBA’s SparkPoint Centers Use Exponent Case Management to Measure Client Progress and Build Brighter Futures Eric is a single parent and student at Cañada College. He’s faced challenges getting through school and achieving a degree without childcare. Eric...

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Census2020 | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Census 2020 Efforts Underway

United Way Bay Area Awards Nearly $1.1 Million to Nonprofits Seeking a Complete Count in Census 2020 United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is a state-designated, regional Administrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO) for Census 2020 and has awarded a total...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

It Takes A Village

UWBA’s Week of Caring Brings Volunteers Together to Build Brighter Futures for Bay Area Families United Way Bay Area was thrilled to host its annual Week of Caring which brought out over 350 eager volunteers to help serve...

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United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way Worldwide & United Way Bay Area Enter New Affiliation

Move Will Position UWBA as the Prototype “Modern United Way” United Way Worldwide announced today that United Way Bay Area will be entering into a services agreement with UWW, as part of their mutual intent to enter into...

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Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

When college doesn’t end happily ever after.

Heather moved from her dorm to her car—and then found EAN. Graduating college should be an exciting time in one’s life, but too often lower-income students find themselves struggling to make ends meet as they search for the...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From Volunteer to Client to Staff

Carmen learned the value of SparkPoint financial coaching firsthand; now she’s helping others to do the same. Carmen was dropping off her son at preschool when she first spotted United Way’s SparkPoint across the street. She went to...

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Jobs | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Tacos for the Win

Through hard work and a little help from SparkPoint, Jesse started his own catering business; now he’s paying it forward. When hard times hit, Jesse—like many in the Bay Area—struggled to find well-paying work. Soon he and his...

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